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Kent & Sussex Village name Derivation
For the villages and towns that VillageNet covers in Kent and East Sussex
these pages shows the origination or derivation of the place names.

Withyham -to- wivelsfield
Withyham This village derivation is still being researched

Wittersham This village derivation is still being researched

Woodchurch This village derivation is still being researched

Woodingdean woodingdean

Wrotham Heath This village derivation is still being researched

Yalding This is an Anglo Saxon settlement originally known as Gaelding or Haelling, with the prefix Gaeld(meaning debt) or Haell(meaning Hall) and the suffix ing meaning fort or stronghold. Therefore the 'Debt fort probably taken as payment of a debt or Hall fort meaning chieftains fort.

The place names ending in ing,inge or ings were usually found on higher ground, or in places which control strategic points, and appear to surround areas first settled by the Saxons.

ansty ansty

bolney bolney

burgesshill burgesshill

cuckfield cuckfield

haywardsheath haywardsheath

hickstead hickstead

scayneshill scayneshill

streat streat

telscombecliffs telscombecliffs

wivelsfield wivelsfield

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